Journey of Crest Architects
Vishwas and I met during our undergraduate course and worked as a team on several studio projects which led us to realize our common approach for design and architectural thinking. Vishwas’s keen eye for details and my visualization skills helped us produce interesting works during our academic years. We both were always keen on learning through practical experiences along with theoretical knowledge. When approached by a client for the design of a residence, we decided to make the most of the opportunity and started our practice, while continuing our education. During this project, we were approached by many others and this laid the foundation for our professional career and led to the founding of Crest Architects.
Work Ethics and Policy
Our practice is a distinctive venture inspired by a strategical philosophy that integrates, forms, and functions coupled with an innovative approach to creating site responsive and contextually appropriate designs. The core feature of our work is its ability to recreate building typologies and play with the volume of elements.
Every project is personalized and tailored around the exclusive brief provided by each client. The firm assures the client, a novel idea that is ingenious and suits their every demand while providing an exclusive experience that transforms into striking spaces.
Achievements and Awards
Since its inception, the firm has ventured into a wide range of architectural and interior design projects – redefining the residential design of single and multi-dwelling house, institutional, commercial, and hospitality projects while providing custom-designed interior spaces and landscape designs.
The company’s projects have been featured on world-renowned architectural platforms and media houses like Archdaily, Architect’s Diary, Archello, Interior + Design, Design Authority, HHLLOO, Architecture Live, Volume Zero, Design Essentia Magazine, Trends Magazine, India’s Best Homes, Good Homes (India), Buildofy, etc. In recognition of our work, the firm has received several awards over the past two years.
“In 2020, the firm won the Construction World Architect & Builder (CWAB) Awards for Top Architects in the Regional South Category, National Architecture and Interior Design Excellence Awards for Leading Architecture & Interior Design Firm and 30 under 50 Best Architects of India, Design Icon Awards for Leading Architecture and Interior Design Firm, Golden AIM Awards for Most Admired Architect and World Architecture Awards.
In 2021, the firm won the Build Architecture Awards for Best Emerging Architecture & Interior Design Practice – Karnataka, World Architecture Awards, National Architecture and Interior Design Excellence Awards for Most Creative Residential Project.”
Background and experience in academia
We both graduated in Architecture from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology in Bangalore, India.
From a young age, I was proficient in visual arts and was fascinated by architectural design, and aspired to embark on a unique journey of my own and venture into a different career path.
Ar Vishwas’s immense passion for buildings and construction technology inspired him to choose a career in architecture to create his own identity.
Leadership skills that propelled towards success
Our passion for the field of architecture and the work we do; carefully listening and understanding the requirements of the client and transforming them into reality, and delegating the work to the right people and experts while being the driving force behind the project execution are some of the skills that have helped us in our success.
Current trends related to Architecture and Interior designing in India
In architecture, the focus has been shifted to user-centric design, emphasizing sustainability and a climate-responsive approach. Contemporary and minimalistic style with simple yet dynamic forms is the new furor in architecture. Integrating technology in design solutions has also gained significance in recent times.
We have a team of young, bright, enthusiastic, and energetic individuals from across the country that brings in different dimensions to our working environment.
Message for young architects across the country
We at Crest believe that design is a continuous learning curve and are driven to conceive varied innovative design solutions for each project. The principal idea that we as architects should keep in mind, is that design has to be authentic, sensible, and practical and we should aim at giving back to the community through architecture.
Participant of Statutory bodies related to Architecture
We are members of the Council of Architecture (COA), the national level entity responsible for regulating architectural education and practice throughout the country. We are members of the Institute of Interior Designers (IIID) and the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA). We are also a member of the World Architecture Community (WAC), which provides an exclusive platform for architects, interior designers, students, and academics, around the world to meet, share and compete.
|Incorporated in :||2014|
|Founding Members:||Ar Vikas MV and Ar Vishwas Venkat|